About the car
The Spa 24 Hours is an endurance car race that began in 1924 and takes place on the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Historically, this event was the second 24-hour race to be created, a year after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The BMW E9 was launched in October 1968 with the 2800 CS model with a 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine and 170 horsepower, which succeeded the BMW 2000 C/CS model. Developed by BMW’s chief designer Wilhelm Hofmeister, with a new front end and a lengthened engine compartment to accommodate an in-line 6-cylinder engine inherited from the BMW E3 2500/2800 saloons, this BMW M30 engine would do much to establish BMW’s reputation. The chassis E9 is assembled at the famous German coachbuilder.
About the Brand
BMW, which stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke” in German, is a German producer of luxury, sporty and high-end automobiles, and motorbikes, as well as a major manufacturer of aircraft engines. Founded in 1916 by Gustav Otto and Karl Friedrich Rapp, BMW is part of the BMW Group, along with Rolls-Royce and Mini.
BMW’s main headquarters and famous museum are located in Munich, Germany. During 2018, the BMW Group sold 2,125,026 cars and 123,495 two-wheelers.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a manufacturer of model cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, tanks, and car accessories. It offers a wide variety of replicas in different scales, but its Formula 1 models are mainly presented in 1/18 or 1/43 scale.
The Minichamps range currently contains models of all the significant car manufacturers in the world and many types of motor racing and sports teams. Known originally as PMA (Paul’s Model Art), the company was founded in 1990. As one of the leading businesses in the industry, with the widest range of models of any other model producer, Minichamps is a pioneer in the field.